5:23pm PT by Erik Hayden
Charlie Sheen Sued for Assault, Sexual Battery by Dental Technician
Charlie Sheen is being sued by a dental technician for assault, sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress stemming from an alleged incident during an appointment last month.
The complaint was filed on Friday at the Los Angeles County Superior court by the attorneys of Margarita Palestino. The dental office technician also claims that her employer, dentist George Bogen, told her that Sheen "was 'high' on a combination of crack cocaine, Theradol, and alcohol" during the incident.
The complaint alleges that on Sept. 25 the television star had an appointment at the office of Bogen, and that Sheen was accompanied by a bodyguard and personal assistant.
In the examination room, the complaint states that a nitrous oxide mask was placed on Sheen. He then "ripped off the mask and jumped out of the chair, causing the dental instruments to fall to the floor." The actor "then yelled 'I'm going to f---king kill you,'" to Bogen, Palestino and another dentist in the room, according to the complaint.
Sheen is then alleged to have "grabbed [Palestino's] left breast area and pulled her scrubs," as well as "forcefully punched [Palestino's] chest."
"As a direct and legal cause of [Sheen's] wrongful and intentional conduct, [Palestino] suffered and continues to suffer physical injury, pain and suffering and mental anguish," the complaint claims.
When asked for comment, Sheen's attorney Marty Singer said: "This ridiculous and fictional lawsuit was filed by an opportunist who is looking for her 15 minutes of fame. She filed this suit in retaliation for losing her job as result of her being informed that she violated the HIPAA statute by disclosure of patient information."
Oct. 3, 7:22 p.m. Updated with comment from Charlie Sheen's attorney Marty Singer.